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Ekins Echo - June 2022


Sail Past Recap

What a glorious weekend! After the coldest, wettest spring we have seen for years, BC was finally rewarded with warm, sunny weather for 3 entire days! Sail Past was attended by 39 boats and over 100 people who enjoyed every minute of it, catching up with friends and relaxing on our docks. What could be better? Well, champagne toasts, dinner and dancing, of course! Oydis Nickel, Suzanne Gordon and Jim Ptycia each did an outstanding job bringing this event to life, treating us to incredible food and ending with one rockin' good dance party. And because a picture really is worth a thousand words, we will let them tell the story. Congratulations, Joe & Janet!

Ekins Summer Task List

There are still MANY tasks to complete, so please see THE LIST and contact Ekins Management Chair Travis Endersby at prior to starting any of these projects. And don’t forget to log your hours worked on the Club’s website.

Member Updates

Our sincere condolences to the Jenkinson Family with the passing of Patsie Jenkinson last month. Colin and Patsie joined the Club in 2020.

Wishing a speedy recovery to Rory Vickery and Sheila Leahy who both broke theirs hips and underwent hip replacement surgery recently. We look forward to seeing you back on the water soon!

Wayne Wiltse continues his recovery in VGH and is awaiting placement in G.F. Strong for a few months before returning home. The Wiltse Family Trust Fund is still accepting donations which will help with the many expenses associated with house renovations and equipment.


Thanks to all of our Members who have been using the new QR code to access the log-in form on the website! This process is working well and will help us with our yearly analysis of Member use and future leases.

For detailed information on our Outstations, what's new and what's changed, please go to our website page for the latest updates.

Other News...

2022 Rosters are in the Longhouse in the plastic bin in the galley area. If you didn't attend Sail Past you can pick yours up the next time you visit Ekins. Please check out all of our sponsors who paid to have their businesses advertised. We hope you will consider patronizing their businesses throughout the year.

Burrard Yacht Club has extended an invitation to TBYC members to attend their Classic Boat and Car Show, Saturday, June 11, 2022. For more information, click here.

And lastly...

The New Millennium - the 2000’s

Norm Jewison completed his successful two-year stint as Commodore by turning over to the incoming Commodore Kim McFarlane a Club with full paid up membership of 100 and over $50,000 cash on hand. Willi and Ernie Kells were elected Honorary members. Enthusiasm continued to grow – the docks were full on weekends and work parties well attended. 2001 Sail Past saw 54 boats salute Kim and Joanne.

Outstations Director Gordon Nex’s survey showed nights spent at Ekins almost double all other outstations combined. Our demographics evolved and changed with hardly a water skier in sight and the kids’ tree fort neglected and removed. The most popular activity – catching prawns for Happy Hour.

Headed up by Ray Dennis and supported by Charlie Blake, the 2002 Spring Work Party was attended by an unprecedented 80 people and Fall had 64 workers present. A lasting reminder of the generosity of Roy Butler, demolition contractor, plus the engineering and organizational skills of Paul McFadden, was the installation of galvanized steel walkway connecting the Annex and Main docks, today fondly referred to as the Green Mile. Check out the Club’s website under the tab “Our Story” where the Club’s complete history can be found.

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